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by Thoughtful_Flyer
Tue 10 Aug 2010, 1:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Hawk Display Withdrawn (2010)
Replies: 277
Views: 69596

Re: RAF Hawk Display Withdrawn

Unless in the public interest, administrative matters within the service should be just that, within the service. Just one humble serviceman's opinion. In many other cases I would agree with you. However in this instance we are talking about a high profile public display, widely admired and extensi...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 26 Jul 2010, 9:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Model Plane Crash, Duxford 25Jul10
Replies: 34
Views: 7304

Re: Model Plane Crash, Duxford 25Jul10

The type of engine that was likely to have been in model was probably in the £1.5 to £2.5K range. Possibly a JetCat P80 or maybe P120 or similar.
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 26 Jul 2010, 4:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Model Plane Crash, Duxford 25Jul10
Replies: 34
Views: 7304

Re: Model Plane Crash, Duxford 25Jul10

Depending on how long it had been flying the model probably had about between 1.5 and 3 litres of Jet A1 on board. The inside of the turbine would be around 550 to 600 C. If the fuel tank bursts in a crash the fuel is sucked through the engine and the rest is inevitable.
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 26 Jul 2010, 4:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Model Plane Crash, Duxford 25Jul10
Replies: 34
Views: 7304

Re: Model Plane Crash, Duxford 25Jul10

duxfordhawk wrote:In interest what was the model that crashed?.
Feekl a bit for the farmer losing his crop and hope the incident won't effect Duxford in the future.


As I understand it, a jet turbine powered model F-15. Probably weighing about 10KG.
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 26 Jul 2010, 2:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Model Plane Crash, Duxford 25Jul10
Replies: 34
Views: 7304

Re: Model Plane Crash, Duxford 25Jul10

I'm a BMFA and LMA member.

I'm not aware of anybody insuring their models against flying risks (as opposed to third party) nor have I ever seen such insurance offered.

Obviously it is quite easy to insure them against ground risks (theft / fire etc) just like any other property.
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 26 Jul 2010, 12:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Model Plane Crash, Duxford 25Jul10
Replies: 34
Views: 7304

Re: Model Plane Crash, Duxford 25Jul10

Not that I know of. I don't think anyone would underwrite the risk. See post above, if they are in the LMA then they are insured. You have to be in the LMA to gain the licence to fly one. To clarify....... Any member of the LMA or the BMFA (British Model Flying Association) will have public liabili...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 20 Sep 2009, 7:57 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Marshall's from the fence
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Marshall's from the fence

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by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 20 Sep 2009, 7:31 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Marshall Group Centenary Celebrations
Replies: 45
Views: 9712

Re: Marshall Group Centenary Celebrations

I have just got home with my ears ringing! Fantastic display which I watched from the fence in Newmarket Road a few feet from the approach lights. The verge was parked three deep for as far as you could see. You felt as it you could reach up and touch everything that took off. The Reds arrival and b...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Wed 09 Sep 2009, 10:41 am
Forum: For Sale & Wanted Ads
Topic: For Sale - Canon 100-400 L series lens - mint
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: For Sale - Canon 100-400 L series lens - mint

Hi I have the receipts from when I bought both items s/h early this year. They were part of a deal when I sold some of my large format working gear. I don't know the new dates I'm afraid. The 1Ds (Mk1) was bought from a specialist Leica dealer who had taken it from a regular amature customer. They t...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Wed 09 Sep 2009, 7:47 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: New Lens Buying
Replies: 14
Views: 1782

Re: New Lens Buying

Shameless plug but if you decide on the Canon 100 - 400 I have a mint one for sale - details in the for sale section.

Chris
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 07 Sep 2009, 6:32 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Spectator Safety and Security Issue (revised)
Replies: 49
Views: 14589

Re: Spectator Safety and Security Issue (revised)

This is a difficult issue. I can't see how you can control what happens outside the airfield fence. OK, we are all interested in aviation but supposing it was not an airshow, I for one would get upset at being told I couldn't got for a walk, stand or sit along a country lane because I might be in da...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 07 Sep 2009, 5:53 pm
Forum: For Sale & Wanted Ads
Topic: For Sale - Canon 100-400 L series lens - mint
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: For Sale - Canon 100-400 L series lens - mint

For all my working life I've done photography for a living but in a totally different field (mainly large format technical work). For various reasons (partly health) I've decided to have a change. When I sold most of my working kit I decided to get a lens for photographing my leisure interest, aviat...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 07 Sep 2009, 3:59 pm
Forum: For Sale & Wanted Ads
Topic: For Sale - Canon 100-400 L series lens - mint
Replies: 5
Views: 829

For Sale - Canon 100-400 L series lens - mint

For sale is my Canon EF 100-400 f 4.5 to 5.6 L series stabilized lens (White) in as close to mint condition as you will find. The lens and case could easily pass for new. There are a couple of tiny marks on the plastic lenshood. I also have the original box and instructions. The current new price (W...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 06 Sep 2009, 7:33 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Dux Saturday 5th F86 Approach
Replies: 1
Views: 1399

Re: Dux Saturday 5th F86 Approach

I don't know how you could get to that position other than by wakling round the airfield past Historic Flying's buildings! Even if there were some people there (idiots!!) I cant see how they endangered the plane. It would have to be below six feet to hit them! If they were outside the fence then the...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Thu 14 May 2009, 5:40 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Practice this week
Replies: 16
Views: 3102

Re: Duxford Practice this week

Well, not much happened this afternoon (Thur in the murk)

Sally B took to the air after a couple of false starts.

One Hawk landed after a touch and go

B25 Started up and had a taxi

Maybe more tomorrow?
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Wed 13 May 2009, 8:59 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Practice this week
Replies: 16
Views: 3102

Duxford Practice this week

I'n not going to be able to make the show on Sunday. I was just wondering if anybody had any information about what may be happening during the week? Obviously the weather looks rough.......

Thanks

Chris
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 05 Oct 2008, 4:57 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: October airshow
Replies: 121
Views: 25673

Re: October airshow

Well I went but decided to park nearby and save the entrance price in view of the weather. Catalina flew first (about 20 mins late) Reported cloud at 3 to 500 feet. Hawk, when told to change to display on 132.9, said "don't know about display but I'll make some noise" - a few passes. Got e...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 05 Oct 2008, 4:55 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Weather for sunday's show
Replies: 187
Views: 24562

Re: Weather for sunday's show

Well I went but decided to park nearby and save the entrance price in view of the weather. Catalina flew first (about 20 mins late) Reported cloud at 3 to 500 feet. Hawk, when told to change to display on 132.9, said "don't know about display but I'll make some noise" - a few passes. Got e...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 05 Oct 2008, 11:34 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Weather for sunday's show
Replies: 187
Views: 24562

Re: Weather for sunday's show

Still raining in Cambridge (12.30) but not as hard

Just been told it is sunny in Doncaster - not that it helps!
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 05 Oct 2008, 9:27 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Weather for sunday's show
Replies: 187
Views: 24562

Re: Weather for sunday's show

Sorry but in Cambridge it is currently worse than my update half an hour ago!
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 05 Oct 2008, 9:01 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Weather for sunday's show
Replies: 187
Views: 24562

Re: Weather for sunday's show

I live in North Cambridge. Currently (9.55) it is raining steadily but not as hard as forecast. The University's weather station shows 7.5mm of rain since midnight. At the moment there is 8 knts of wind from due south. Looking south towards DX the sky is not too dark. Most forecasts show the weather...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sat 04 Oct 2008, 6:41 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Weather for sunday's show
Replies: 187
Views: 24562

Re: Weather for sunday's show

Curtiss Hawk in the morning.

Nothing else unless it came after 3.30pm

Horrid wind, but for the French it was a total waste of time
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sat 04 Oct 2008, 3:21 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: October airshow
Replies: 121
Views: 25673

Re: October airshow

Well, I've just come back from watching them at a cold and windy DX. Three of their planes did various odd passes over the field then vanished. The word was that they were just "markings their GPS". Along with many others I decided that was that and went to my car. I then caught sight of t...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Fri 03 Oct 2008, 5:17 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Weather for sunday's show
Replies: 187
Views: 24562

Re: Weather for sunday's show

Does anybody have any idea what time the French might practice tomorrow?

Thanks

Chris